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shot so was jimmy carter. >> mary snow, thank you. i'm ali velshi, thank you for joining us. ing us. >> . >> they were there to shoot people ... attack in texas. new details about the gunmen who opened fire outside a controversial contest that had artists drawing the prophet muhammad tears of killer. dzhokhar tsarnaev breaks down during his sentencing filing suit. >> it did a lot of damage the elderly black man stopped by a seattle officer for
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walking with a golf club is seeking restitution and hillary clinton agreeing to go before congress to answer questions about the benghazi consule attack - but there's catch breaking news - there has been an earthquake off the coast of papua new guinea 80 miles south-west of a city. it was measured at 7.4. the national tsunami warning center says there are waves near those coastlines of the pacific ocean. we'll update you as we get more asks. i'm antonio mora, this is al jazeera america. a day after a deadly shoot-out outside a draw the prophet contest in texas, family members of a suspected gunman is struggling to understand what happened. so are investigators who have been combing through the suspect's backgrounds. as heidi zhou-castro reports, sunday's attack has heightened
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tensions in a community on edge following the january attack against the french satire magazine "charlie hebdo" muslim communities brace for a backlash. that fear was realised 10 days after the paris attacks. when hundreds of anti-muslim protesters demonstrated outside a previously scheduled muslim event. >> i don't support the ideology, what they are doing. it was no coincidence that now, four months later the group american defense michive picked the same event to host their own event, a contest for cartoon depictions of prophet muhammad. the muslims find representations of prophet muhammad offensive. the organiser said it was about free speech. >> jesus christ on a cross and a
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jar of urine may be offensive. no one killed people burnt embassies or slaughtered communities. you have to enter the human race. the capitulation by the media, western elite - to silence so as not to offend savages is monstrous video from the art shows web stream showed the winning artist picked from 350 entries receiving the prize money. the shooting that left two dead, and a security officer injured happened 10 minutes before the event was scheduled to end. this woman had a sinking feeling when she heard the news. >> we are shocked and horrified by the display of violence in our own background. >> shocked but not surprised given the tensions between muslims and non-muslims in
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texas. another recent example - texas muslim capital day was marked by protesters for the first time in seven years. a law-maker, republican state representatives requested muslim visitors to her office to renounce islam terror groups and publicly announced allegiance to america. >> i received a death threat myself in february. so those types of things make you uneasy, on edge. and a lot of tensions in the community, and this is adding to the tension. >> do you feel pressure as a "moderate muslim" to come out publicly and denounce this? >> i don't feel pressure as a muslim to come out. as a human being it's a no-brainer to say it's not okay. where frustration comes in for many muslims in the united
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states is a sense this we need to condemn it because we are responsible, and we need to condemn it as a way of apologising when we have nothing to do with this. >> reporter: the crime scene will take a while to process. the police tape is up. as far as life in the community, it's returning to normal. schools are open and shopping complexes thank you heidi zhou-castro. one of the people you heard from is an executive director for the dallas chapter of the council on america and islamic association. she'll join us in 10 minutes things are common in baltimore. tensions erupted earlier. police arrested a man on a handgun charge. police blocked the street dispersing the crowd. the city-wide curfew ended and the national guard started to
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pull out president obama says he's committed to finding issues it help minorority communities, and spoke at a launch of a my brother's keeper initiative. he said a sense of unfairnessness has spurred protests in ferguson, baltimore and elsewhere. >> we'll keep doing work at the white house. sometimes it's not a lot of fanfare. there's not always a lot of reporting on the issue when there's not a lot of fighting in or crisis in a neighbourhood. we'll keep plugging away. this is a mission for me and michelle not just for the rest of my presidency but the rest of my life my brother's keeper focuses on making younger people have more access to education and jobs. as a result of deaths police are retraining officers. the largest programme is in new
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york city. 35,000 are taking part. if officers are learning how to avoid physical confrontations with suspects, such as the one that led to the chokehold death of ashraf ghani. -- of eric garner. >> absolutely it's a response to the growing movement in new york and nationwide. cities municipalities and police department need to do something. they have to show good faith. >> the new york police department admits the garner case shows how to react in such matters. a 25-year-old died trying to stop a man suspected of carrying a gun. moore had been in a coma since and was removed from life support. his fellow officers lined up to salute him as an ambulance took him away from the hospital. the gunman is under arrest an unexpected show of
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emotion for the boston bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev. throughout the trial he remained reserved compressionless, as erica pitzi explained, the courtroom sawing it different. >> i can only say good things about dzhokhar tsarnaev he was a kind smile. his cousin explained why she came all the way from russia to testify on behalf of the man she called her brother: she is one of five dzhokhar tsarnaev relatives flying in from russia, three cousins and two aunts were called to the stand by the defense. and their testimony included pictures of a young dzhokhar tsarnaev and family. one sobbed so hard. she had to be excused. >> the defense is trying to show some humanity in this person that the jurors are going to
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believe that there's something there worth saving. >> reporter: last month dzhokhar tsarnaev was convicted on all counts. the jury must decide to send him to prison. the strategy humanize dzhokhar tsarnaev and demonize his brother. to do that the defense called 30 witness, with the goal of painting a picture of dzhokhar tsarnaev as a sweet kid under the control of his older brother. >> it's a strategy of showing the older brother was in control. it takes only one juror to vote for a non-death penalty resolution, and he gets life imprisonment. >> reporter: the prosecution pushed back making the point that the emotions have not seen dzhokhar tsarnaev since he left dagestan when he was 8 years old. the federal government maintains
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he deserved the death penalty. he was in equal partnership with his brother in the attacks. president obama is set to nominate a new chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. general dunford is a commandant of the military hillary clinton, secretary of state when the u.s. consulate was attacked in 2012. republicans want to ask her about security breaches surrounding the incident and her email practices. the committee asked her to appear twice to discuss each topic. a lawyer sent a letter saying no to a second appearance because there is no basis, logic or precedent for an unusual request carley furina and ben carson joined the field of candidates
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for the republican nomination of president. furina was c.e.o. for hp and lost a bit for the senate in 2010. carson is a retired neurosurgeon. tomorrow mike huckabee is expected to throw his hat into the ridge, it will be his second presidential run. he is a baptiste minister with a strong showing. appealing to the party's evangelical base. >> an elderly man filed a suit against the police department. william winn gait was arrested last summer. an officer claimed he swung a golf club at her. allen schauffler joins us from seattle. winn gait is gaining racial bias and seeking a bit of money. >> he and his attorneys are
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asking for $750,000 saying the police department and police should pay. >> most police are good people. you have rotten apples. she is a rotten apple. >> here is william winn gate last summer stopped by a police officer on a seattle street corner. >> can you put that down please? >> what. ed. >> aren't you holding a golf club accused by cynthia as threatening him with a golf club he uses as a walking stick. >> you swung that gulf club at me. >> i did not. >> reporter: winn gate was arrested and spent a night in gaol. >> that woman did a lot of damage she really did. >> he is suing the city police department and officer asking
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for $750,000. >> if you did it because you are afraid of a 70-year-old blackman, what would you do if a young man came along, what would you do about him? >> what we want is accountability for things to change. that's why we are bringing the lawsuit. >> after the arrest came to light the police chief ordered a review. the officer was pulled off the street. a high-ranking member of the department returned the putter and apologised. prosecutors dropped criminal charges. winn gate says the lawsuit can bring national attention to police behaviour. >> he wanted to cover up for her. i wanted to hear across the country. why is it coming up for the people. >> william winn gate told me he's out walking the neighbourhoods in seattle. it keeps him going, he loves it. his arrest unpleasant as it was, will not stop him. >> thank you u.s. marines are in nepal as
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one earthquake survivor tells an amazing story. >> this time i was really scared. i thought i would die. after living more than 100 years, he was not going to let a natural disaster take his life. al jazeera talks to a senn tonne airian with a will to live. >> boldly brewing where no man has brewed before. the first interstellar expresso ahead.
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the saudi-led coalition fighting houthi rebels in yemen attacked several airports. this is the scene in sanaa, where a cargo plane went up in flames. one airport workers says it was used for transporting food and supplies. strikes hit the airports in aden. also today saudi arabia's denying that it sent dousens of ground troops to back the president. the troops that arrived yesterday are yemeni special
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forces. >> u.s. marines are in nepal, 86 arriving on sunday to deliver aid to earthquake victims and assist with search and rescue. they brought four ospraise expected to -- ospreys, making access easier. nepal's government is asking some to leave. teams are taking up space that they need. 101-year-old man has been pulled from the rubble alive. al jazeera's correspondent travelled outside the city to here his story. >> reporter: this man does not know what all the fuss is about. >> translation: i don't think it would have matter if i lived or died. >> reporter: he is 101 years old and is the oldest known person to be pulled out of the rubble by the earthquake. >> translation: the wall around me collapse said, the ceiling
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too. some fell on my chest. i was trapped inside and injured on the chest and arm. >> reporter: they had to wait 7 days for rescue crews to arriving because they live in a mountainous area. he has been here before and survived the last great earthquake in 1934. >> for a healthy person, the village is a day's hike in that direction. it was hard to reach. he had to be airlifted. there's no other hospitals close by. >> the doctor says it's common for women and the elderly to receive treatment last making the survival more extraordinary. >> translation: they found it difficult to a.b.c. the hospital. they couldn't find the means to travel. emergency services came first, then the women and children. >> it's a story that inspires
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hope that there may be survivors of all ages the wave of migrants crossing the mediterranean has turned into a flood. 7,000 people were rescued over the weekend. they were taken to port cities and the u.n. says shelters are overwhelmed by the numbers of people arriving. u.n. officials say the numbers will spike whenever the weather over the mediterranean is as clear as this weekend. back to the top story, the investigation into the shooting in garland texas. last night police killed two gunmen outside what was billed as a free speech event featuring a contest to draw the with prophet muhammad. it expanded to a free speech contest. the fbi is trying to determine the motive and looking into ties to overseas groups such as high school. the executive director of the
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dallas fort worth america-islamic relations. it's good to have you with us. you were concerned. tensions were growing. i imagine that will not help. >> not at all. thank you for having me. this has been a situation that we've been dealing since the beginning of january. we have had numerous issues arriving in the north texas communities, that has the entire community on edge. >> you have a large muslim community in the dallas area. you tried to downplay the event, called on muslims to not even protest. you don't argue the right they had, even if you disagree with them to hold the event. >> i don't argue with freedom of expression. that's a precious ideal. i do think we need to have a
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discussion about when does it stop becoming free speech and when is it hate speech or violence. i'm making no statements with regard to this. i think we need to have a national conversation. these actions clearly lead to violent situations. in no way does it condone what the individuals did, nothing can condone that violence. we need to take a look at what we allow into our communities, making our communities that much less safer, and what we allow from individuals outside the community with no ties and, you know, no stakes in the safety of our community. we need to take a strong look at that. >> they came from phoenix, and you were successful not having any protests. >> yes, absolutely. you know we are very familiar with pamela geller and her organization and individuals
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like her. this is the normal for her - sensational tactics to rile up communities. we expected you know what was to come, and we told the community don't give more thought to it. we have more important things to focus on. >> i know you are concerned with federal surveillance of muslims, because one of the shooters was known to the federal bureau of investigation. how far then can law enforcement go in watching some of the suspects. as you know they are pictures at that point. people they look at who they may think have tendencies that might lead to violence. there has been lawsuits in new york about an aggressive new york police department policy. >> i think i'm concerned for surveillance of all americans. that's a topic on everyone's radar. what i am concerned with is when
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we have law enforcement. who is entrusted with safety and who has the betweens and opportunity to investigate individuals who have been presented as threats to the country, when they have had them in their grasp. my question this is the one i want our department of justice to answer, is how, when these individuals have been on the radar, are able to plan and execute this violence in going unnoticed. >> this is a question asked in france after the "charlie hebdo" killings. >> for sure. >> it was a terrible night. good of you to join us to talk about it more than a dozen women told their babies died at birth. >> i didn't get a chance to see her. my parents didn't see her. i never got a chance to touch her were the babies actually stolen - a dna test that touched off a troubling investigation.
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and a name fit for a princess why will and kate's new baby is a tribute to living history.
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decades ago in st. louis dozens of women were told their babies died in childbirth. it turns out they may have been stolen and given up for aboption. >> reporter: this is a moment a 59-year-old woman was reignited with her birth mother. until a few months ago price, a mother of five, didn't know her daughter was alive. the staff at gilmore in st. louis said the premature baby died hours after birth. >> back then doctors and nurses were held in high esteem. if they said something, and with compassion you believed it. mine was believable because it was so early. >> monday st. louis attorney
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filed this petition in st. louis court to open the records. watkins says gilmore was stolen. >> there's a law saying you can't traffic in human babies, you can't steal a baby from the momma, you don't have to go law school. you can't take a baby from a mum. >> in the conference room mothers, siblings and children who think they may have been victims of child trafficking filled out state records. 63-year-old brenda stuart was told her baby girl died after her birth in 1964. >> i never got a chance to see her. my parents never got a chance to see her or touch her. >> pam woods says the story of her adoption has been sketchy. >> my mother gave me a story. she takes it back and says she didn't say it. i'm kind of in between, don't know what is what. >> the hospital has been closed
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for 36 years. watkins says birth and death records exist f there was trafficking the city could be accountable. price says no alt of money -- amount of money will compensate her and her daughter for the lost years. >> i have to make up 49 years. the other kids will be jealous, but she is priority now. >> the case led other women to question the same thing may have happened to them. >> there are tornado watches across the south. meteorologist corvo is here with that. >> these will go on for 2-3 hours. i want to show you across the satellite. you see away from iowa down to texas. it is texas that we are watching right now. you see how they have developed. they really are not moving out of the area. that's a problem with these storms. so what we have is a lot of hail across the region.
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reports here have been telling us that we have seen golf-ball size hail for much of the area in western parts of texas. there's severe warnings in the orange. it is the tornado watches that we'll continue to watch, at least for 3-4 hours in the region astronauts at the international space station got an upgrade to the morning beverage options. a tweet posted showed italian drinking an expresso from a cup designed for use in zero gravity, made from a machine that arrived last month and before we go a baby girl charlotte elizabeth diana. honouring grandfather charles, grandmother elizabeth and grandmother diana. she is fourth in line to the british throne i'm antonio mora thank you
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for joining us. more more news any time head to aljazeera.com. "inside story" is up next. have a great night. [ ♪♪ ] [ ♪♪ ] in the decade since american cities burnt. convulsed with anger and isolation at poverty america got richer. many the neighbourhoods in places like detroit, st. louis and chicago got poorer still. tonight as we sift through the ashes of the recent unrest we'll look